Jump to content
×
Are you looking for the BariatricPal Store? Go now!

What do I bring to the hospital?



Recommended Posts

I used slippers, a phone charger, and chapstick while I was in the hospital. That was pretty much it. My hospital provided some of the other things I used, like a toothbrush. I'm not sure how much a handheld massager would help with gas—the best thing. you can do for gas is walking.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What surgery are you having? My Dr. said I will probably go home the same day so I haven't put much thought into it but definitely bringing slippers and sweatpants! Chapstick is a good one!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 02/07/2019 at 14:38, anonbaribabe said:



I used slippers, a phone charger, and chapstick while I was in the hospital. That was pretty much it. My hospital provided some of the other things I used, like a toothbrush. I'm not sure how much a handheld massager would help with gas—the best thing. you can do for gas is walking.


Thank you! I am getting VSG so should be in there just a day. Yeah wasn’t sure about the massager either I know walking will be my friend!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 02/07/2019 at 15:17, JLondon11 said:



What surgery are you having? My Dr. said I will probably go home the same day so I haven't put much thought into it but definitely bringing slippers and sweatpants! Chapstick is a good one!


I am having VSG. I will definitely get slippers and chapstick! Thanks guys

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, JLondon11 said:

What surgery are you having? My Dr. said I will probably go home the same day so I haven't put much thought into it but definitely bringing slippers and sweatpants! Chapstick is a good one!

Sweatpants are definitely a good idea, I forgot that I brought and used those. Dry mouth spray, too.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i brought slippers, sweatpants, phone and phone charger. the hospital provided toothbrush and tooth paste. they gave me non slip socks and a gown. but a phone and charger would be the main thing. oh your id, credit card to pay for it, and insurance card.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I packed pretty light - pj bottoms and t-shirt, pair of socks, 2 pairs of underwear (my period was expected the day of surgery). Phone, charger and Kindle. Chapstick, deodourant, and breath spray. No money or jewellery.

Used the hospital's gown and treaded socks - just put my pj bottoms under the gown. The hospital provided toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, towels. I was expecting them to provide Shampoo and conditioner and they didn't. Had to wash my hair with bar soap, but I was past caring.

I was in for about 36 hrs.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Featured Surgeons

    1. Masoud Rezvani

      Woodbridge, Virginia 22191

    2. Lisa Medvetz

      Downingtown, Pennsylvania 19335
      800-282-0066

  • Recent Topics

  • Recent Status Updates

    • istytehcrawk

      Friday marked my first surgiversary, so I wrote 3,000 words about it on Medium: https://medium.com/@mistyfritz/life-after-having-my-intestines-rerouted-d7baf9c8c39f?source=friends_link&sk=e24f2259918ac091cdbbb8a8f24b1f63
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • WeGettingThere

      Hey all! So I went in for my weight management class. I thought that would be my last one but I actually have to wait until the nutritionist clears me. She has to decide if I'm ready. I''m not mad at it. It looks like my surgery will be happening in the summertime. So instead of focusing on the surgery date, I'm putting my energy into losing weight and making sure all these appointments are taken care of. It feels like doing mini quests on a video game before trying to fight the BIG BOSS. I'm not ready for the BIG BOSS yet. haha. Feeling pretty good! 
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • Goody222  »  Dana me

      Me too! I am following the plan. How about you?
      · 1 reply
      1. Goody222

        I am. Surprised I am not hangry!

    • Jobber

      Finished my 6th and final NUT appointment yesterday.  Everything is done except the psych eval and submittal to insurance.  I did everything required of me including the 100 pages plus of food tracking, I lost 5% of my total weight, and I went to every NUT appointment.  
      Hoping for the best, things seem to be lining up well for me and in the end, I think I will be able to fully have my wife on board with this whole thing.  She says she is, but I know she doesn't think I should do it.  Just like I replied to another post earlier, i'm doing this either way, it's my decision at this point and I know I can get her to come around at some point and maybe even convince her to look into it as well.
      Also, I just started with an APAP machine a couple weeks ago and "holy sh*t" has my quality of life improved greatly so far.  I wish I had looked into this years ago.  I didn't think I had apnea until I had the study done and i stopped breathing an average of 12 times an hour.  That's nuts...
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • AshMarie794

      1 year anniversary from the start of my journey. My very first apt with my surgeon. At my highest weight. And then now, post op 5 1/2 months. Life feels amazing and everything has changed. couldn't feel better! Down 100 lbs!!!! Seems crazy.....

      · 3 replies
      1. Chrisb428

        You look amazing, congrats!

      2. AshMarie794

        Thank you!

      3. GradyCat

        Way to go!

  • Trending Topics

  • Magazine Articles

    1. Carbs After Bariatric Surgery?

      Posted in: Food & Nutrition
      Lisa Kaouk, RD & Monica Bashaw, RD
    2. New Year’s Resolutions

      Posted in: Support
      Alex Brecher
    3. Go With Your Gut!

      Posted in: Mental Health
      Louisa Latela, LCSW, LCADC
  • Together, we have lost...
      lbs
    ×